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  • From left: Sam Zell and the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan

    From left: Sam Zell and the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan

    Sam Zell doesn’t just disagree with the notion that foreign investors are inflating commercial real estate prices in New York City and other U.S. markets. He thinks it’s downright B.S.

    The CommonWealth REIT board chairman and Equity Group Investments head used this year’s EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit in Manhattan to air his thoughts on the hot topic – which has only gotten hotter following the news this week that a Chinese insurance company purchased the Waldorf-Astoria for a record-setting $1.95 billion. [more]

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  • From left: New York City and London

    From left: New York City and London

    New York is the top market for real estate investment for the fourth year in a row – but London is closing the gap with Gotham as foreign investors pile in. [more]

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  • Chinese investment in New York City real estate

    Chinese investment in New York City real estate

    As Chinese property developers and investors look to generate bigger profits by looking beyond their local markets, questions have arisen about what’s actually driving the influx of cash – and what could slow the flow. [more]

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  • From left: Landsea chairman Tian Ming and rendering of Landsea's Weehawken development

    From left: Landsea chairman Tian Ming and rendering of Landsea’s Weehawken development

    Weehawken, New Jersey is the latest New York metro area location to attract big money from Chinese builders. … [more]

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  • Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards, in which Shanghai-based Greenland Holding Group bought a $200M, 70 percent stake

    The outer boroughs are increasingly gaining in popularity among foreign investors. [more]

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  • From left: 30 Park Place, Barclays Center and 50 West 47th Street

    From left: 30 Park Place, Barclays Center and 50 West 47th Street

    Thanks to surging demand among China’s wealthy, the U.S. is expected to run out of a type of visa awarded to foreign investors for the first time in the history of the 24-year-old program. [more]

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  • From left: Yu Liang, Guo Ghuanchang and Wang Jianlin

    From left: Yu Liang, Guo Guangchang and Wang Jianlin

    The size of recent investments from Chinese firms and individuals in New York real estate has commanded headlines. Generally speaking, the properties being bought are familiar to those in the New York City property business. Those doing the buying, however, are less well known. [more]

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  • Asian insurance funds set to increase foreign real estate investment

    Asian insurance funds set to increase foreign real estate investment (Credit: Maurice Mayfield)

    In the coming years, Asian insurance funds are set to increase their spending on overseas real estate by $75 billion, and New York City could be a major benefactor. [more]

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  • From left: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 527 Madison Avenue and 100 William Street

    From left: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 527 Madison Avenue and 100 William Street

    Mitsui Fudosan, the Japanese real estate giant that owns 1251 Avenue of the Americas and 527 Madison Avenue, plans to invest as much as $3 billion in Manhattan real estate over the next few years. [more]

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  • From left: Alan Dixon and a few of Bushwick from Jefferson Street

    From left: Alan Dixon and a few of Bushwick from Jefferson Street

    The Aussies are the latest in a growing group of overseas investment fund managers to snatch up properties in New York City, but the focus is far from the Manhattan trophy sites favored by Chinese and Singaporean investors. It’s Bushwick. [more]

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  • Jean Nouvel and a rendering of 18 Nouvel in Singapore

    Jean Nouvel and a rendering of 18 Nouvel in Singapore

    Developers with big-ticket projects across the globe are increasingly targeting New Yorkers. So far this year, 13 offering plans for non-New York projects have been filed in the state, compared with only six in all of 2012, according to the New York State Attorney General’s office. The number is well below the 46 offering plans filed for non-New York projects in 2007 at the height of the market, however. [more]

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  • Israeli investors bullish on Manhattan

    October 20, 2010 03:00PM

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    According to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, the United States is still the most attractive country to invest in for real estate. The top three cities, as rated by AFIRE, are Washington D.C, New York City and San Francisco. Based upon investment sales this year, it looks like Israeli investors who have invested in the Bi … [more]

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  • U.S. real estate debacles can lead to global financial losses — just ask the Government of Singapore Investment Corp, which lost $100 million in the Tishman Speyer-BlackRock Realty travesty at Stuyvesant Town. In the financial downturn, foreign investors are now shying away from the U.S. real estate market, an industry that was once thought of as a sure thing, according to Smart Money magazine. Some notable names, such as Norway’s Government Pension Fund, the China Investment Corporation and Dubai World, have all sustained major losses in the market crash. The turn of events has led some foreign investors to rethink their strategies, according to Mike Maduell, president of the Sovereign Wealth Funds Institute. “They all looked to extend their investments in American real estate assets over the lasts several years, and in most cases their investments were made at the height of the market,” Maduell said. “You had lots of highly leveraged deals in play… but things started to crumble and you didn’t have the cash flow there.”

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  • With recent news of increased foreign investment in U.S. real estate, P&I research released the top 10 firms that get the most interest from foreign investors. Topping the list is Colony Capital, with Blackstone in second and AREA Property Partners in third. According to Square Feet Commercial Real Estate blog, a good deal of foreign investment is being put toward residential and multi-family properties, in part because recovery is expected to hit that portion of the market earlier. … [more]

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